Thursday, October 28, 2010

Juggling Life...

Life comes at us like a freight train sometimes, doesn't it?  Not necessarily a bad thing; I often think chaos is good for the soul.  In small doses, of course.

I've been juggling a lot of stuff lately.  The move of course was a huge task, and upon my arrival, there has been much to do to settle in to my new city. In addition to apartment searches, and furniture shopping, and map-reading, (I feel a bit challenged getting around this place...too many bridges!) I'm also needing to keep up my work load.  I'm happy to say I have plenty of assignments to keep me busy, but again, it all can be a bit overwhelming.  Throw in a social life (What?  Debbie has a social life?) and I've got a lot of balls in the air.

I'm learning to take things one day a time.  I'm learning to slow down a bit.  I'm learning to be patient with myself (if that's possible) and hopefully learning patience with others.  It's challenging to say the least, but I am dedicated to starting this new chapter. 

Juggling life is inevitable.  We all have to do it in some form or other.  The trick is to start slowly, adding in one element at a time, and to hopefully keep the momentum going.  It's all about momentum, don't ya know?

I'm attempting to set priorities but it's all a priority right now.  Time management and to-do lists... that's the way to go these days. It's all getting done, all being taken care of.  I just continue to breathe this incredibly fresh air, enjoy the moment and keep moving forward. 

It's all about keeping up the momentum...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Attention New Yorkers!

I'm happy to announce that my short play Mind Control will once again be produced in New York City.

For those of you who missed seeing the play this past July at the Samuel French Short Play Festival, you'll  now be able to catch a new production of Mind Control directed by Marielle Duke at The Second Fig Theatre Company in November!

Mind Control will be part of Second Fig's "Night of Sexy Shorts" and will be one of six short sexy plays for one night only on November 27th at the LABA Theatre on East 14th Street!  It is sure to be one hot evening of theatre! 

For more information on tickets, time and location, click here for The Second Fig Theatre Company's website.

Hope you can make it!  And a big thanks to everyone at Second Fig!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

On to the Next...

Ok, so if you're following this blog at all you will remember that I said I was embracing change way back in September.  I know for most of you, that was only a month ago...but for me, September was one of the longest days of my life.  Well, it felt like one long day.  One very long, tedious day. Why?  Because I moved.  I packed.  I schlepped.  I pondered my future and wondered if I was doing the right thing.   You all know what a drag moving can be.  So, was a drag. But it had to be done.  I had to get out for a variety of reasons. 

And now?  Now, I am starting the next chapter.  After all that packing and schlepping and pondering, I drove 1,000 miles and am ready to take on this beautiful new city and all that it has to offer.

Am I tired?  You bet I'm tired!  Packing and moving and schlepping and pondering and driving 1,000 miles will do that to ya!  But I'm also seeing the newness in everything.  And I am so excited for the possibilities.  I am a writer.  I am in a new place.  My brain is working a mile a minute.  And for now...I am content.  I am happy.  I am hopeful.  I am terrified. 

I begin again...